Works approval granted
EPA has now assessed the works approval application, and issued a works approval with conditions to Resource Resolution on 3 December 2018.
Section 22 notice, response and council permit
EPA issued a Section 22 notice to Resource Resolution on 10 September 2018 requesting further information and/or clarification on information relevant to the consideration of this application. EPA received the company’s response on 15 November.
The Shire of Campaspe issued a permit for the facility on 27 September 2018, with conditions requiring additional or amended information.
Resource Resolution’s works approval application
Resource Resolution P/L is proposing to establish a commercial food waste processing facility and anaerobic digestion plant at 19 Winter Road, Girgarre.
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) will assess whether the proposal will comply with the Environment Protection Act 1970 and relevant state environment protection policies (SEPPs) to protect the environment and public health.
An amendment to the current planning permit is required for the proposed uses, and an application is currently under assessment by Campaspe Shire Council.
The public submission period for comments on the application has now closed.
What is the proposal?
The applicant currently receives packaged food and beverage waste for the purposes of packaging recycling; the food and beverage material recovered is sold to stockfeed manufacturers and farms as feed additives.
Sensitive land uses around the site includes a township zone bordering the Western premises boundary.
The proposed works will include an anaerobic digester that will produce biogas as energy and digestate to be converted into fertiliser. The wastewater treatment system will further treat effluent for reuse in farm irrigation.
The digester will be able to process 30,000 tonnes of waste per annum and produce 1.7 million cubic meters of biogas for waste-to-energy conversion.